Web Extra: Arson suspect

By Dave Benton | dbenton@wcia.com

Published 11/06 2013 11:59AM

Updated 11/06 2013 12:24PM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Security camera are helping UI Police solve crimes and keep campus safer. 1,020 cameras have been put up across campus since 2008.

The videos attached to this story highlight some of the cases where video helped police. In the last school year, 28 cases involved video. The footage helped solve 15 of those cases and provided more evidence in another six.

The attached videos were provided by the UI Police Department with the faces of the victims and suspects blocked out because the cases may still be pending in court.

A man was identified after he was seen on tape starting fires outside the Oak Street Library.

Police say the security cameras aren't the end all to keeping students safe. But they are an important part of their work. And more cameras will likely be added.

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